The European Court of Human Rights admitted for consideration the lawsuit of the Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who was illegally convicted in Russia, the Head of the International Human Rights Group Agora, Pavel Chikov, informed on his Telegram channel.

According to him, the court attached the complaint of Oleg Sentsov to the case of Ukraine against Russia regarding the annexation of the Crimea.

“The ECHR communicated the case of Oleg Sentsov. The court linked his complaint with the case of Ukraine against Russia on the annexation of the Crimea.”

In a complaint filed with the ECHR, Sentsov claims that in relation to him the Russian authorities violated article 3 (prohibition of torture), and article 5 (right to liberty and security) of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
Earlier it was reported that Ukraine filed a new interstate lawsuit against Russia with the European Court of Human Rights. The lawsuit concerns the prosecution of Ukrainian citizens on various criminal charges, as well as the violation of the rights of Ukrainians who are illegally detained in the territory of the Russian Federation and the occupied Crimea.